Hello Harmony / Wasatch Learning Academy Families,

We are so excited for your students and all the good work they are doing. We hope you have a wonderful month and remember that Spring is almost here! If you need anything make sure you let your mentor know. We want to support you in whatever way we can!

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
  • Re-enrollment 2024-25
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • Portfolio Submissions for 3rd Quarter
  • Options Day 2nd Semester
  • Spotlight: BrainPop
  • Ordering
  • Get Social

A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the calendar found on the parent dashboard. Here you’ll find information such as Flex submission dates, testing dates, school dates, etc. 

Click here for the official Wasatch County School District calendar for the 2023-24 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:

  • March 13: End of 3rd quarter
  • March 14-15: PD days, no school
  • April 8-12: Spring Break, no school
  • April 19: 4th Quarter Portfolio submissions due
  • May 24: End of 4th Quarter, last day of school
  • May 27: Memorial Day, Harmony office closed

Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Wasatch Homeroom in Canvas. The question is posted each Friday, and you have until the following Friday to answer the question. Doing so provides Wasatch Learning Academy with a weekly “attendance log” and helps them to have a connection with students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with WLA.

If you have any questions about the weekly Homeroom question, please contact your mentor.

Re-enrollment 2024-25
Exciting news! For those who have already confirmed re-enrollment or enrolled as a new student for 24-25 school year, course selection is now available!

Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is in full swing. If you have not completed the re-enrollment process, please do so soon to make sure your students are all set for the 24-25 school year. If you have a new student or have friends who want to register for Harmony, they can do so on our website at harmonyed.com/parent-account/

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for 3rd Quarter. Be sure to submit your student’s worksheets on time so that our graders can have time to grade them and we can record your students’ progress.

3rd Quarter
March 8 – (No Kindergarten Submission) 

To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log into the Family Resource Center and go to the Curriculum Orientation. From the sidebar menu in the Flex Direct and Flex Independent sections, you’ll find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video. 

Portfolio Submissions for 3rd Quarter
For Harmony Portfolio courses, the 3rd quarter portfolio submissions due date was Feb. 2nd. Be sure to get those submissions in so that the graders will have time to review them. If you have questions about submissions, please contact your mentor for instructions.

The guidelines for portfolios are as follows:

  • 5-8 portfolio items per core subject (math, language arts, science).
  • 1 portfolio item per elective for elementary students.
  • 1-2 portfolio items per elective for middle school students. 
  • Items need to show student work, and examples could include worksheets, reports, tests/quizzes, science projects, etc.  Remember that portfolio items need to be the student’s actual work, not a learning log or description of what the student has been doing.
  • Portfolio items need to be grade-level work.
  • Portfolio items need to demonstrate student work over the course of 2 months.

Spotlight: BrainPop
Did you know that Harmony provides BrainPop accounts to all students? BrainPop inspires children to connect deeply to any topic by making it relatable, entertaining, and easy to understand. Their proven approach boosts academic achievement while building thinking and SEL skills. 

BrainPop provides engaging content for grades K-8 in the following subjects: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts & Music, Health & SEL, and Engineering & Technology.

You are encouraged to use this program with your children as best meets their needs. There are no expected number of activities, and students are not required to use this program.

A new BrainPop section has been added to Harmony’s Curriculum Orientation, and you can find it here.

Resource Orders
Resource ordering is now closed. If you placed an order before January 31st it will be placed in the order it was received. Reimbursements will be open until the end of May.

Get Social
Are you part of our growing community of Harmony parents? If not, please join us and get social. It’s a great place to share what is working with your family, ask questions of other parents, and receive updates on Harmony activities. 

Have a wonderful March!

Emery Melendez, Program Manager
Denise Glines, Paraeducator
Ashley Coney, Mentor
Carly Purdy, Mentor
Libby Rice, Mentor
Mario Wilcock, Mentor
Melissa Newberg, Mentor
Noelle Quijano, Mentor
Sarah Dooley, Mentor